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I need to stop

Postby Alex Hart » Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:26 pm

Made out like a bandit at a recent auction...an old 93 year old man had a clearout sale with over 40 antique John Deere's, but he also had 6 Farmalls, all 140s. Well, most were. One of them was a jerry-rigged thing, half 140 and half super A. The first one on the block was a later model that had clearly been repainted, but i suspected that it was just eye candy. It started out at about $4500, but no one took the bait until it dropped to about $1500, but then it ran back up to $3500 near instantaneously. Next up was a '59 in near perfect condition... perfect sheet metal, everything looked good, but all the paint was rusted off. I like those kinds, because it means that it has seen work, and is usually original. It sold for $2500. I bought the next two, a '59 and a '60. Odd thing is, the '60 has the horizontal wire type grille, but the '59 has the late model vertical grille, so someone swapped some things out i assume. I paid $1500 for the '60 and $2000 for the '59. I also managed to pick up a single hitch 16 disc harrow for $300 and a few other odds and ends parts. Got lucky, as I missed out on a pallet i wanted, but luckily, the pallet i got also had a bunch of JD parts, and the guy who got the other one is strictly a JD man, so we done a little bit of swapping :wink: The '60 has no lift arms or anything of the sorts on it, it is a completely plain tractor. It could've sold for more I bet, but PO had swapped out the carburetor drain bolt with a wing type screw, and someone had it moved to the point where fuel was pouring from the carb :lol: I screwed it back in, and it ran like a champ. Throttle needs adjusting, because the lever at full-throttle has the engine at about half- throttle. Anyway, got it home and was driving it to my brother's house to put under his barn to do some maintenance, started driving down the highway and it shut off with me. Eventually got it there and pulled the carb, and wouldn't you guess it? Slap full of dirt and the sorts. The '59 on the other hand, I havent even tried to mess with it because I can already tell the carb needs to be cleaned. This now puts me at 3, 140s in my possession, with 2 more to pick up, 3 Super A's that are in process of rebuild, a couple of Super A's that are parts only, 1 '47 M, another M to pick up with the possibility of another one, and a guy called me just this afternoon telling me that he has a 130 that he will let me have, IF i take his cub and get it running. I am now completely out of shed space, now just waiting on my cousin to finish up the heads and i will have 2 SA running. Now that everyone knows that a 17 year old boy like me is into these things, I have people calling me almost everyday telling me about what they have or what they found, or asking me if I can fix theirs :lol: At what point do I realize I need to stop? :lol:

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Re: I need to stop

Postby Barnyard » Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:34 pm

Alex Hart wrote:At what point do I realize I need to stop?

I'm fifty years older than you. Let me know when you find out
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Re: I need to stop

Postby Lt.Mike » Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:52 pm

There are far worse addictions, things to spend money and time on.
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Re: I need to stop

Postby inairam » Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:09 am

Seen on facebook today
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Re: I need to stop

Postby Indy4570 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:14 am

inairam wrote:Seen on facebook today



wow....somebody truly understands the meaning of life.... I wonder who is this Guru of Grease? let the pilgrimage begin. :worthy: ( low murmuring sounds in the background...." tractors. :shock: ....tractors.. :shock: ...tractors. :shock: ..." oh, sorry, *wipes a bit of drool.* :tractor:
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Re: I need to stop

Postby Shane N. » Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:52 pm

The disc you bought for $300, did it look like this? You can hardly give them away around here, I saw one bring $110 at an auction this year and I couldn’t get my hand out of my pocket.
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Re: I need to stop

Postby Lt.Mike » Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:49 pm

Shane N. wrote:The disc you bought for $300, did it look like this? You can hardly give them away around here, I saw one bring $110 at an auction this year and I couldn’t get my hand out of my pocket.

I’ve been participating in a search effort for a missing woman (presumed murdered) spent several days over the last two weeks and a lot of miles in the woods through thick briars. Besides making me feel my age (it’s actually kicking my butt) I’ve run across a lot of things long lost to humanity. Saturday I found a disc harrow similar to the one in the photo in a woodlot behind a factory. It looks a little big for a Cub but about the size for an A. When this is all said and done I may go back to that factory to see if they’ve got a problem with me dragging it out of the woods.
I’ll bet I’m the first one to lay eyes on it in decades that knows what it is.
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Re: I need to stop

Postby Super A » Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:04 pm

Alex Hart wrote:Made out like a bandit at a recent auction...an old 93 year old man had a clearout sale with over 40 antique John Deere's, but he also had 6 Farmalls, all 140s. Well, most were. One of them was a jerry-rigged thing, half 140 and half super A. The first one on the block was a later model that had clearly been repainted, but i suspected that it was just eye candy. It started out at about $4500, but no one took the bait until it dropped to about $1500, but then it ran back up to $3500 near instantaneously. Next up was a '59 in near perfect condition... perfect sheet metal, everything looked good, but all the paint was rusted off. I like those kinds, because it means that it has seen work, and is usually original. It sold for $2500. I bought the next two, a '59 and a '60. Odd thing is, the '60 has the horizontal wire type grille, but the '59 has the late model vertical grille, so someone swapped some things out i assume. I paid $1500 for the '60 and $2000 for the '59. I also managed to pick up a single hitch 16 disc harrow for $300 and a few other odds and ends parts. Got lucky, as I missed out on a pallet i wanted, but luckily, the pallet i got also had a bunch of JD parts, and the guy who got the other one is strictly a JD man, so we done a little bit of swapping :wink: The '60 has no lift arms or anything of the sorts on it, it is a completely plain tractor. It could've sold for more I bet, but PO had swapped out the carburetor drain bolt with a wing type screw, and someone had it moved to the point where fuel was pouring from the carb :lol: I screwed it back in, and it ran like a champ. Throttle needs adjusting, because the lever at full-throttle has the engine at about half- throttle. Anyway, got it home and was driving it to my brother's house to put under his barn to do some maintenance, started driving down the highway and it shut off with me. Eventually got it there and pulled the carb, and wouldn't you guess it? Slap full of dirt and the sorts. The '59 on the other hand, I havent even tried to mess with it because I can already tell the carb needs to be cleaned. This now puts me at 3, 140s in my possession, with 2 more to pick up, 3 Super A's that are in process of rebuild, a couple of Super A's that are parts only, 1 '47 M, another M to pick up with the possibility of another one, and a guy called me just this afternoon telling me that he has a 130 that he will let me have, IF i take his cub and get it running. I am now completely out of shed space, now just waiting on my cousin to finish up the heads and i will have 2 SA running. Now that everyone knows that a 17 year old boy like me is into these things, I have people calling me almost everyday telling me about what they have or what they found, or asking me if I can fix theirs :lol: At what point do I realize I need to stop? :lol:


My Granddaddy's Super A got me into collecting. I now have that one plus two more runner and two projects, not to mention a M, 404, pull type combine, and a cornpicker. I don't think we are capable of stopping! :lol: :lol: :lol:

If you ever run across a SUPER early Super A for parts, I'm still looking for a touch control block with a Q date code.....

Al
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Re: I need to stop

Postby Rodney51Cub » Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:11 pm

I have six tractors and no more room yet. Hope to solve the room problem this summer.
I am looking for a 1958 Cub low-boy though.
Found these two on the internet.
a500.jpg

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Re: I need to stop

Postby Indy4570 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:26 pm

Rodney51Cub wrote:I have six tractors and no more room yet. Hope to solve the room problem this summer.
I am looking for a 1958 Cub low-boy though.
Found these two on the internet.
a500.jpg
cvphoto41287.png


one reason I come here...so much truth and honesty ( I NEED MORE TRACTORS) I just feel like I am surrounded by people that truly understand some basic truths in life. ( YOU NEED MORE TRACTORS ) I mean can you feel the symbiotic cohesiveness in the room ( WE ALL NEED MORE TRACTORS!! )



keep your stick on the ice, we're all in this together ;) :tractor:
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Re: I need to stop

Postby Lt.Mike » Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:11 pm

Rodney51Cub wrote:I have six tractors and no more room yet. Hope to solve the room problem this summer.
I am looking for a 1958 Cub low-boy though.
Found these two on the internet.
a500.jpg
cvphoto41287.png

I know this might hurt but...
https://cnj.craigslist.org/grd/d/belle- ... 88524.html
I was slow on the draw on this one and was runner up if the deal fell through.
It went to a good home though this past Saturday. A fellow who owned an H bought it for his daughter to use and learn to work on.
I have few regrets missing it knowing that.
It was pretty complete and had a snowplow/graderblade too.
What did it sell for?
Drumroll please ......
$500!
:)
Quote by Gary Pickeral I like
"If it can cast a shadow, it can be restored"

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JD 790 4x4 w/backhoe
Gilson 18HP
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Re: I need to stop

Postby Indy4570 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:30 pm

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
I paid more for a 57 loboy not running :(

just goes to show you, some deals are out there!
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Re: I need to stop

Postby Dale Finch » Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:32 pm

:big crying:
When you had first shown us that link, I thought it was Hillsborough, NC, and my heart skipped a beat. Now you showed the same one, and before I realized that, my heart fluttered again! Sigh... :lol:

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Re: I need to stop

Postby Alex Hart » Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:02 pm

Shane N. wrote:The disc you bought for $300, did it look like this? You can hardly give them away around here, I saw one bring $110 at an auction this year and I couldn’t get my hand out of my pocket.

exact same, except painted up. These things are hard to find in South Georgia.

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Re: I need to stop

Postby Alex Hart » Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:05 pm

Super A wrote:
Alex Hart wrote:Made out like a bandit at a recent auction...an old 93 year old man had a clearout sale with over 40 antique John Deere's, but he also had 6 Farmalls, all 140s. Well, most were. One of them was a jerry-rigged thing, half 140 and half super A. The first one on the block was a later model that had clearly been repainted, but i suspected that it was just eye candy. It started out at about $4500, but no one took the bait until it dropped to about $1500, but then it ran back up to $3500 near instantaneously. Next up was a '59 in near perfect condition... perfect sheet metal, everything looked good, but all the paint was rusted off. I like those kinds, because it means that it has seen work, and is usually original. It sold for $2500. I bought the next two, a '59 and a '60. Odd thing is, the '60 has the horizontal wire type grille, but the '59 has the late model vertical grille, so someone swapped some things out i assume. I paid $1500 for the '60 and $2000 for the '59. I also managed to pick up a single hitch 16 disc harrow for $300 and a few other odds and ends parts. Got lucky, as I missed out on a pallet i wanted, but luckily, the pallet i got also had a bunch of JD parts, and the guy who got the other one is strictly a JD man, so we done a little bit of swapping :wink: The '60 has no lift arms or anything of the sorts on it, it is a completely plain tractor. It could've sold for more I bet, but PO had swapped out the carburetor drain bolt with a wing type screw, and someone had it moved to the point where fuel was pouring from the carb :lol: I screwed it back in, and it ran like a champ. Throttle needs adjusting, because the lever at full-throttle has the engine at about half- throttle. Anyway, got it home and was driving it to my brother's house to put under his barn to do some maintenance, started driving down the highway and it shut off with me. Eventually got it there and pulled the carb, and wouldn't you guess it? Slap full of dirt and the sorts. The '59 on the other hand, I havent even tried to mess with it because I can already tell the carb needs to be cleaned. This now puts me at 3, 140s in my possession, with 2 more to pick up, 3 Super A's that are in process of rebuild, a couple of Super A's that are parts only, 1 '47 M, another M to pick up with the possibility of another one, and a guy called me just this afternoon telling me that he has a 130 that he will let me have, IF i take his cub and get it running. I am now completely out of shed space, now just waiting on my cousin to finish up the heads and i will have 2 SA running. Now that everyone knows that a 17 year old boy like me is into these things, I have people calling me almost everyday telling me about what they have or what they found, or asking me if I can fix theirs :lol: At what point do I realize I need to stop? :lol:


My Granddaddy's Super A got me into collecting. I now have that one plus two more runner and two projects, not to mention a M, 404, pull type combine, and a cornpicker. I don't think we are capable of stopping! :lol: :lol: :lol:

If you ever run across a SUPER early Super A for parts, I'm still looking for a touch control block with a Q date code.....



Al

Same for me! I've always wanted to get my Great-grandfather's SA running and i'm currently deep into an in-frame engine rebuild... I guess one thing leads to another :lol: Also, I'm supposed to be picking up a few more SA that will be parted out, so I will keep an eye out!


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